The posted article from The Australian is, according to FAIR, loaded with misinformation and lies. Just the phrase, "generous subsidies" is intentionally misleading. The Oil and Gas industry receives far greater subsidies than renewable ever have and continue to receive despite their record profits and environmental mayhem. Germany achieved 50% of total usage via solar one day this July. They have been acting responsibly with regard to their commitments to the Kyoto Treaty. Their plan is to be 100% renewable by 2050. --and their economy seems to be one of the strongest in the EU and perhaps the world. It is long past time for the rest of the world's citizens to act as responsibly before we lose a planet capable of sustaining prosperous and happy biological life.
To the comment that global warming is a natural event I would first argue that well over 95% of climatologists (scientists with credentials in the field) agree that the warming we are experiencing is in great part a result of human activity and not cyclical solar/earth relationships. Second, even if it were a "natural" event, the consequences remain the same. We must prepare to act in ways that defend the global population's safety that is threatened by the change. Please note the Department of Defense contains studies that affirm my point. (Also note the choice of the AF Acadamy to utilize solar power) Global Warming is the greatest threat to national security. If we want to drive the defense budget by fear of threats then lets at least get the real threats clear and design a defense strategy capable of addressing those threats.
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